Thursday, January 27, 2011

As you wonder what you did to deserve four one-possession games (including an OT thriller) in one night ...

BASKETBALL

Five different players scored 14 or more points for Ryerson last night, with Jordon Gauthier doing so on just eight shots, though they lost 82-80 in overtime. It was a "tremendously exciting and wild game." (CISHoops.ca)

Might the Spartans-Huskies men's matchup be one to Ponder tomorrow? It might. If only to settle this disconnect between the U of S's coaches poll ranking (3rd, one ahead of TWU) and RPI ranking (13th, nine behind TWU). (Dinos Hoops News)

Arden Zwelling, who still has some amateur sportswriter eligibility remaining, writes about the men's Mustangs' 82-79 win over Laurier. (Western Gazette; and the women's game as well)

Wayne Kondro hopped on the space shuttle and made the long journey into low orbit to visit Scotiabank Place last night, filing on both games of the Capital Hoops Classic, including Carleton 71-63 Ottawa (2OT) in the women's game. And even if the men's Ravens weren't the only undefeated team in the country, Dave Smart would find a way to convince his players they were being treated as such. (Ottawa Citizen)

This better be a case of the Hirji Bump, this feature on U of A basketballers Jordan Baker and Todd Bergen-Henengouwen, since the former is on the MUBL roster of someone who really needs to pick up some wins in the coming weeks. (The Gateway)

More on the Bears from Matt Hirji at the U of A paper. (The Gateway)

Another tight game with an AUS team overcoming a large(ish) lead? Of course. (The Chronicle-Herald)

FOOTBALL

Windsor coach Mike Morencie's future is "still up in the air," though there is mention of a report from CanadaFootballChat.com (first referred to as "an Internet website" but the full name is later given, how nice of them to do that). However, CFC since backed down from that statement, and claimed that Morencie was "informed [Friday] that his services are no longer needed". Windsor SID Elisa Mitton, from the first article: "To date, the committee has not completed its job review and will be meeting again in the near future." (One Windsor newspaper)

Earlier, re: Morencie, there was a letter to the editor of that same Windsor newspaper that criticized Bob Duff for using "coach's win-loss record and spectator ticket sales as the measure of a 'successful program.'" Coincidence alert: the letter-writer is a professor in Windsor's faculty of human kinetics; last year, Morencie got a vote of confidence from the school's "founding dean of "--wait for it--"human kinetics."

HOCKEY

McGill now has more Molson money, in the form of a $1 million donation to the men's hockey team that, according to coach Kelly Nobes, will be used in part for a full-time assistant. (The Gazette)

Bill Hunt's advance for Friday's UNB-STU game. (The Gleaner)

Sounds like there's going to be a decent ending in the Canada West men's conference this year. (The Star-Phoenix)

Nipissing forward Brogan Bailey says he doesn't mind going from a Junior A regular to CIS fourth-liner: "I'm extremely pleased I made the decision to come here. I love all the guys, we have a great group and I love my linemates. It's definitely something I'm proud of, that I made this decision and I'm definitely looking forward to the next three years." Just a great group, not a great group of dudes. (North Bay Nugget)


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